Review: “I can’t thank Shane Colton enough for the extremely professional and successful experience I had with his firm. I was in an accident in Montana while living in Wyoming. I was severely injured and had undergone numerous ...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury
John Heenan worked as a truck driver and forklift operator prior to becoming an attorney. People often tell John he doesn't "talk like" a lawyer, which he always takes as a compliment.
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Insurance
Elinor Swanson ("Ellie") graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School. She was an editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review. Ellie has interned for U.S. District Court Judge Paul Papak, the Multnomah County Attorney’s Office, and the Lewis & Clark Legal...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Consumer Protection, Litigation
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.